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Men In Childcare Podcast

Men in Childcare – interview with Eamon Doolan

Men in Childcare Eamon Doolan Interview

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Eamon is an award winning, international early years educator. Although only in his early twenties, he has worked in America and Germany, as well as having significant experience in his home town, Dublin.

His international experience and highly diverse experiences in Ireland make for an interesting narrative.

Enjoy!

Eamon’s Twitter:@Eamond44

You can find out more about Dimples Crèche and Montessori here: http://dimples.ie/

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Sid Mohandas

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I had the great pleasure of chatting with Sid last week. He started his working life in a very different sector, as well as studying in a different country. Hear how he found his children have developed his practice and the experiences he has had as a male practitioner.

Sid has some great advice to men thinking of joining the Early Years sector:

Follow your heart, and don’t give up. There may be hurdles, but you are not alone, there are plenty of us who have gone through it and are going through it. And remember that your contribution to the Early Years sector is no small thing.” Wise words indeed.

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Christopher Alderton

ChristopherAldertonChristopher has a very wide range of interests, from sleep expert to twin expert, with a special interest in the care and development of babies.

Unsurprisingly, we talk a lot in the podcast about child development, the fascination of twins and, most importantly for me, the professionalism that is essential for quality care. One thing that Christopher mentioned was that he could sympathise with working mums, because the situation of men in childcare mirrors many of women’s challenges for getting equal recognition in the general workforce.

This is a really fascinating podcast, which I hope will help both men and women to reflect on their own practice.

Enjoy!

Useful references

Christopher’s Twitter is: @ChrisAlderton1

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Jamel Campbell

Jamel Campbell is someone who clearly loves his job.Jamel Campbell

He has worked with children across the age ranges, from mentoring in Youth work to working in the Early Years sector.

In this podcast you’ll hear how Jamel works with his children, the challenges he has had to face and how his ‘sturdy support network’ has helped him with these. He explains how his work is helping to mould and form and shape the children of the future.

Sit back and enjoy this podcast!

Useful references

LEYF, Henry Fawcett, Oval, London: https://www.leyf.org.uk/find-a-nursery/lambeth/henry-fawcett-community-nursery/

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Musicaliti with Frances Turnbull

Frances TurnbullFrances has been running sessions for preschool, nursery, toddler groups and primaries since 2006, and now brings this wealth of experience to adults through education consultancy.

Her fairly unique skillset includes a BSc in Psychology and specialist music training in the Kodály, Dalcroze and Orff approaches to music education.  As these approaches involve singing, movement and instrument play, sessions are very practical and hands-on.

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Joss Cambridge Simmons

DruckJoss Cambridge Simmons has worked in childcare for almost 10 years, in a range of jobs, including being a ‘Manny’, room supervisor and running his own babysitting agency.

He is a keen and active supporter of practitioners working in partnership with families, winning awards for his work.

With such a breadth and depth of experience, as well as his obvious dedication in supporting the whole family, Joss has some very clear, practical and positive advice for men thinking about entering childcare.

Do have a listen and enjoy his story.

Useful references

Bright Horizons, Barbican: http://www.brighthorizons.co.uk/our-nurseries/city-child-nursery-london/about-this-nursery/overview

Jossycare on Twitter: @JossyCare

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Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Rhys Penny

Rhys-Penny-photo-smallRhys Penny has been teaching for 14 years in the school where he got his first job as a newly qualified teacher.

You will hear in the podcast how he has loved his career – and can’t keep out of the Reception classroom!

I’m sure his route into the Early Years sector will make you smile.

Please do enjoy the podcast!

 

Useful references

Website: www.cedarroadacademy.co.uk

Twitter: @cedarroadschool 

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Tariq Nasser

Tariq Nasser has recently achieved his Montessori Diploma and is a keen advocate of the Montessori TariqNasserPhoto-smallphilosophies.

He is very proactive about getting men into childcare, being vice-chair of the Men in Childcare London branch and also encouraging pupils to do their work placements in nurseries.

Listen here to him talking about men just needing to have the confidence to do the job; how he feels that being at work is like having fun with your friends and (arguably most importantly) how once you get into a setting you’ll never want to leave.

Enjoy the podcast!

Useful references

Rose House Montessori, Forest Hill, London: http://www.rose-house-montessori.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-House-Montessori/151694184888143

Twitter: @RoseHouseSchool

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Stephen McEwan

Stephen McEwanStephen is a young man just starting out in childcare, but I was very struck by his mature attitudes towards encouraging men to try the job, career prospects, positive discrimination and the way that society views men in the childcare industry.

He is realistic about some parent’s perspectives towards having a man in the setting, and also points out that his close links with Blackpool football team can give him common ground when talking to other men.

Do have a listen to his great advice and unique perspectives.

Useful references

Learning Curve Nursery can be found here

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Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Andy Mitchell

AndyMitchellAndy Mitchell has had a very interesting, and almost certainly unique, route into the Early Years Sector. From being on the bone marrow donor register through the Anthony Nolan Trust, he is now a qualified Early Years Teacher.

Have a listen to find out how this happened – and how this career path has been via Norway (see photo)!

Useful references

Anthony Nolan Trust: http://www.anthonynolan.org/

Men in Childcare London: https://www.facebook.com/MeninchildcareLDN

Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

This is my tenth Men in Childcare podcast. They have all been very different, incredibly interesting stories. One common thread is that all the interviewees are very positive about men coming into the Early Years Sector.

So, if you are a man, wondering if this is a career move for you, do have a listen to the podcasts to see if they can help to make up your mind.

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